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Police stand guard as supporters of Bolivian President Evo Morales, who is running for a fourth term, rally outside the Supreme Electoral Court where election ballots are being counted in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. A sudden halt in release of presidential election returns led to confusion and protests in Bolivia on Monday as opponents suggested officials were trying to help Morales avoid a risky runoff. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Bolivia says Morales near outright victory, unrest spreadsRioting have broken out in parts of Bolivia among opponents of President Evo Morales after electoral authorities said that a resumed vote count after a day-long delay put the leader close to avoiding a risky runoff in his bid for a fourth term
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Venezuelans buy gas with cigarettes to battle inflationIn socialist Venezuela, where residents have long enjoyed the world's cheapest gasoline, drivers have started paying to fill up their tank with small gifts as inflation soars
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Supporters of Bolivian President Evo Morales, who is running for a fourth term, rally outside the Supreme Electoral Court where election ballots are being counted in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. A sudden halt in release of presidential election returns led to confusion and protests in Bolivia on Monday as opponents suggested officials were trying to help Morales avoid a risky runoff. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Rioting erupts as Bolivia says Morales near outright winBolivia's electoral authority has announced that President Evo Morales is close to avoiding a runoff in his re-election bid, touching off protests by the leader's opponents already upset by a sudden halt in the release of the vote count
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Plaza Italia is empty after a curfew went into effect, after another day of demonstrations triggered by an increase in subway fares in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Protesters defied an emergency decree and confronted police in Chile's capital on Monday, continuing disturbances that have left at least 11 dead. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
More violent clashes in Chile as many line up for foodProtesters are defying an emergency decree and confronting police in Chile's capital, continuing violent clashes, arson and looting that have left at least 12 dead and led the president to say the country is "at war."
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Brazil sending more troops in oil spill clean-upBrazil's vice president says 5,000 more troops will be dispatched to help clean up oil polluting the nation's northeastern coast
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Famed Peru restaurant pays price for special 'ladies' menu'A famed restaurant in Peru's capital is learning an expensive lesson when it comes to giving women menus that don't include prices
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Haiti: Gunshots wound 7 men setting up protest roadblockHaitian police said seven young men were shot and wounded early Monday as they set up a roadblock as part of protests in the southern city of Jacmel
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Mexicans debate whether government right to free capo's sonMexicans appear divided over whether the government did the right thing in releasing a drug kingpin's son after his supporters shot up the northern city of Culiacán
The Associated Press17 hours ago
She's back: Argentines contemplate possible role for "CFK"Puppet master or loyal deputy? Argentines wonder what Cristina Fernández de Kirchner would do if she becomes vice president
The Associated Press1 day ago
Demonstrators run from police launching water canons and tear gas as a state of emergency remains in effect in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Protests in the country have spilled over into a new day, even after President Sebastian Pinera cancelled the subway fare hike that prompted massive and violent demonstrations. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Chile violence continues despite gov't retreat on fare hikeProtests in Chile have spilled over into a new day even after the president cancelled a subway fare hike that prompted violent demonstrations
The Associated Press1 day ago
A supporter of Bolivian President Evo Morales shows his support outside the presidential palace in La Paz, Bolivia, after a first round presidential election, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. According to official early returns, Morales is in the lead but appears headed to a December runoff against former President Carlos Mesa. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Morales leads in Bolivia vote, but seems headed for runoffBolivian President Evo Morales has the lead in early returns from the first round of the presidential election, but he appears headed to a runoff in the tightest political race of his life
The Associated Press1 day ago
A woman carries her child on her back as she stands in line to vote at a polling station during general elections in La Paz outskirts, Bolivia, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Bolivians are voting in general elections Sunday where President Evo Morales is Presidential candidate for a fourth term. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
The Latest: Morales leads Bolivia vote, but runoff likelyBolivian President Evo Morales is leading in early returns from the first round of the presidential election, but he appears headed to a runoff in the tightest political race of his life
The Associated Press1 day ago
Evo Morales leads in early results for 1st round of Bolivia's presidential vote, but appears headed to a runoffEvo Morales leads in early results for 1st round of Bolivia's presidential vote, but appears headed to a runoff
The Associated Press1 day ago
Opposition presidential candidate Carlos Mesa waves before voting during general elections in Mallasilla, in the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Former president Mesa is the closest rival to President Evo Morales, who is seeking a fourth term in the country's general elections. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
Bolivians pick between Evo Morales and change in tight votePolls have closed in Bolivia after a calm election as President Evo Morales seeks an unprecedented fourth term in what is regarded as the tightest race of his political career
The Associated Press1 day ago
Women walk their dogs during general elections in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Bolivians are voting in general elections Sunday where President Evo Morales is candidate for a fourth term. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
Election day's an alcohol-free holiday for BoliviansIt's election day in Bolivia's capital, a forcible _ if alcohol-free _ holiday for a country that imposes an unusually strict series of restrictions on voting-time activities
The Associated Press2 days ago
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